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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal: Add Loki Library's SafeFormat to Boost:
From: Thomas Klimpel (Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-01 14:43:39

Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
> So, please let me use this thread for a selfless plug :-P. Boost already has
> a versatile and powerful output formatting library: Spirit V2!
> You might think, well Spirit used to be a parser library, not something
> usable for output formatting. But with the event of Spirit V2 this has
> changed. Spirit V2 now is not only a parser generator library anymore
> (Spirit Classic, aka V1.x, now called Spirit.Qi), but got extended to cover
> the domain of (output) generators as well (Spirit.Karma). Admittedly, the
> docs are not complete yet, but if you know how to build a parser using
> Spirit.Qi you shouldn't have problems using Spirit.Karma either.

This sounded so cool that I took a look at it...

> Everything
> is in the SVN (and in Boost V1.37, BTW) and the examples should provide a
> fairly good starting point.

I first tried reading the docs, but karma is not yet covered. So I went to "boost_trunk\libs\spirit\example\karma" and typed "bjam --toolset=msvc", in order to play with the examples. bjam complained about line 11 of Jamfile ("exe actions : actions.cpp ;", "actions" seems to collide with a bjam keyword), so I removed this line and tried again. It took a surprising long time, and two files failed to compile (quick_start1.cpp and basic_facilities.cpp). I guess I should have used V1.37 instead of trunk, but I'm too lazy to check this. Instead I attached the error-output (errors.txt), because I guess it is something trivial, for somebody with enough experience :-)

Regards Thomas

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